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ahead. big plans. so when i found out medicare doesn't pay all my medical expenses, i looked at my options. then i got a medicare supplement insurance plan. [ male announcer ] if you're eligible for medicare, you may know it only covers about 80% of your part b medical expenses. the rest is up to you. call now and find out about an aarp medicare supplement insurance plan, insured by unitedhealthcare insurance company. like all standardized medicare supplement insurance plans, it helps pick up some of what medicare doesn't pay. and could save you in out-of-pocket medical costs. to me, relationships matter. i've been with my doctor for 12 years. now i know i'll be able to stick with him. [ male announcer ] with these types of plans, you'll be able to visit any doctor or hospital that accepts medicare patients. plus, there are no networks, and virtually no referrals needed. so don't wait. call now and request this free decision guide to help you better understand medicare... and which aarp medicare supplement plan might be best for you. there's a wide range to choose from. we love to
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standing down and moving on to the next topic. contract with medicare part d, a few democrats voted for it but once passed the democrats rolled over and said, despite the fact that a huge implementation problems like obama care does they didn't try to repeal it they weren't trying to go after it in this waiy. i'm not surprised. fundamentally, obama care's a very bipartisan structure. look, it was based on ideas proposed by the heritage foundation and endorsed by republican governor of massachusetts. obama, to his credit said i'm going to take the republican idea and adopt it. once he adopted it, it was terrible. that's what's frustrating. >> i want to get a reaction to you by a statement put out by the insurance industry. changing the rules after health plans have met the requirements of the law could destabilize the market and result in higher premiums for consumers. that's from the american's health insurance plans organization, ahip. she says it could destabilize the market. >> you know, the insurers have every right to be upset today. they were very good actors in this. they mad
website was not ready. this happened once before, when president bush put in the medicare drug program for seniors which was not as complicated but adds that this same problem with the rollout. disaster. lou: president obama does not need any more problems, and there is an old saying, when you find yourself in a whole, as the president certainly has, it is time to quit digging. here he is taking away. it is, by the way, for years, nine months, and 23 days since george w. bush was in the oval office. how long do you have to be in office to stand on our own as a man and as a president and quit blaming someone else? in this instance by your predecessor. let's take a look at the medicare part b expansions. it passed by a close margin back in 2003, but it also generate support from the other side of the aisle. eleven senate democrats and 16 democratic representatives and the house voted for the bill. how many republicans voted for obamacare? let's see. is a those of. zero. both programs suffer computer outages during the rollout, no question, but medicare part b ended unsuccessfully enrolli
example was the rollout of the medicare part d drug program. but even that grew much faster. >> if you look one month into the medicare part d enrollment, about 10% of the total enrollment was completed. >> reporter: administration officials are also fond of pointing to massachusetts, arguing that when governor romney set up universal care there, his initial enrollment numbers were also low. those familiar with massachusetts, however, say that's not true, that in the first full month of active enrollment in just that one state, some 45,000 people signed up. >> that translated into 27% of the amount of people that ended up enrolling in that entire first year. if that were to be reflected at the federal level we would expect 1.89 million people to be enrolled in the first month. >> reporter: instead of 40,000 to 50,000. the administration has pledged to release its own enrollment numbers sometime this week. analysts worry the administration will try to make the numbers look larger by including those that have simply filed an application. >> in my mind no one is enrolled in obama care unt
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." but this happened when president bush put in the medicare drug program for seniors which was not as complicated but had the same problem with the rollout. it was a disaster. there were people that lost their prescriptions for existing medicine and they fixed it. so the president as you know, has pledged to ask his team, to ask his team to look at potential actions that could be taken to address this problem. because his focus is on making sure that people get quality and affordable health insurance. >> what the president said appears to be slightly different from what president clinton said. president clinton seems to be talking about anybody losing their plan and what the president said and officials afterwards said was that they were focused more on people who were getting cancellations and maybe weren't getting subsidies to cover higher premiums. so is what president obama is looking at more narrow than -- >> certainly, the point we've made is that for more than half of those on the individual market who because their plans were not grandfathered in, they did not exist or they were not parti
and shop small. on the table by not choosing the right medicare d plan. no one could have left this much money here. whoo-hoo-hoo! yet many seniors who compare medicare d plans realize they can save hundreds of dollars. cvs/pharmacy wants to help you save on medicare expenses. talk to your cvs pharmacist, call, or go to cvs.com/compare to get your free, personalized plan comparison today. call, go online, or visit your local store today. >>> efforts were given a boost today, u.s. military officials say the uss george washington, the aircraft carrier sent in to provide much needed aid will arrive tomorrow along with two cruisers and destroyer and supply ship. it can process 400,000 gallons of purified water a day. authorities are struggling to keep order as survivors become more desperate in the search for food and water. in one hard hit area, thousands of people stormed a government owned rice warehouse. eight people were killed in the crush. ian williams is manila with the latest. we know, ian, the situation is dire on the ground and the government has been very been has been able to do
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] eligible for medicare? that's a good thing, but it doesn't cover everything. only about 80% of your part b medical expenses. the rest is up to you. so consider an aarp medicare supplement insurance plan, insured by unitedhealthcare insurance company. like all standardized medicare supplement insurance plans, they pick up some of what medicare doesn't pay and could save you in out-of-pocket medical costs. call today to request a free decision guide to help you better understand what medicare is all about and which aarp medicare supplement plan works best for you. with these types of plans, you'll be able to visit any doctor or hospital that accepts medicare patients... plus, there are no networks, and virtually no referrals needed. there's a range of plans to choose from, too, and they all travel with you anywhere in the country. join the millions who have already enrolled in the only medicare supplement insurance plans endorsed by aarp... anization serving the needs of people 50 and over for generations... and provided by unitedhealthcare insurance company, which has over 30 years of exper
. big plans. so when i found out medicare doesn't pay all my medical expenses, i looked at my options. then i got a medicare supplement insurance plan. [ male announcer ] if you're eligible for medicare, you may know it only covers about 80% of your part b medical expenses. the rest is up to you. call now and find out about an aarp medicare supplement insurance plan, insured by unitedhealthcare insurance company. like all standardized medicare supplement insurance plans, it helps pick up some of what medicare doesn't pay. and could save you in out-of-pocket medical costs. to me, relationships matter. i've been with my doctor for 12 years. now i know i'll be able to stick with him. [ male announcer ] with these types of plans, you'll be able to visit any doctor or hospital that accepts medicare patients. plus, there are no networks, and virtually no referrals needed. so don't wait. call now and request this free decision guide to help you better understand medicare... and which aarp medicare supplement plan might be best for you. there's a wide range to choose from. we love to travel -
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out medicare doesn't pay all my medical expenses, i looked at my options. then i got a medicare supplement insurance plan. [ male announcer ] if you're eligible for medicare, you may know it only covers about 80% of your part b medical expenses. the rest is up to you. call now and find out about an aarp medicare supplement insurance plan, insured by unitedhealthcare insurance company. like all standardized medicare supplement insurance plans, it helps pick up some of what medicare doesn't pay. and could save you in out-of-pocket medical costs. to me, relationships matter. i've been with my doctor for 12 years. now i know i'll be able to stick with him. [ male announcer ] with these types of plans, you'll be able to visit any doctor or hospital that accepts medicare patients. plus, there are no networks, and virtually no referrals needed. so don't wait. call now and request this free decision guide to help you better understand medicare... and which aarp medicare supplement plan might be best for you. there's a wide range to choose from. we love to travel -- and there's so much m
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that is against it, it is never going to succeed. that is the lesson of getting social security passed, medicare passed, the welfare reform that is bill clinton did in the mid 1990s you have to have both parties invested and republicans never were because the president never adopted any of their ideas. jenna: here is line of reporting from "the wall street journal" also quoted by the washington post today how maybe these politics don't even matter in the success of this plan and here's their explanation. they say insurers had billions of dollars on the sidelines ready to come out in advertising to get people to sign up through the state exchanges for their benefit and regardless of what democrats or republicans have to say, that may, quote, unquote, save obamacare. what do you think about that? >> look, the insurance companies are anything but angels here they deserve a lot of the blame for failure of the rollout and the fact that people are not signing up. the insurance companies, look without the insurance company support obamacare would have never passed. the insurance companies thought they
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, including medicare. find your co-pay cost at myflexpen.com. ask your health care provider about novolog® flexpen today. >>> hi, there. i'm brooke baldwin with you today from washington, for the special edition of "cnn newsroom." in his inaugural address here, the late president john f. kennedy implored a new generation to pursue public service. just a short time ago, four americans, each of whom answered kennedy's challenge, pay tribute to his life and memory. president obama, hillary clinton, bill clinton, michelle obama. in their own ways, all are icons. and all are older now than kennedy was when 50 years ago this friday, the young president's life was cut short by an assassin. these are pictures from arlington national cemetery. the grave site of john f. kennedy. [ taps playing ] >> there you see the image from moments ago, the president, the first lady there. the clintons, plus members of the kennedy family. all paying tribute to the late president john f. kennedy who was struck down in dallas 50 years ago this friday. also today, here in washington, president obama honored 16
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on to two programs either medicare or forcing them into the private insurance system. it will increase the cost. the other great mistruth, obama said everybody would get a $2,000 reduction in premium on average. the premiums are going way, way up because there's no cost containment at all except the medicare people. >> of course there is. because you don't like obama care or because there's problems in the roll out you can't assert people are losing their health insurance because of obama care. people lose their health insurance all the time. you got have some kind of connection to reality here. it doesn't allow you to just go ahead and say every wild thing you want to say. >> james, mckinsey which is a nonpolitical, they say that probably one-third of the 150 million people covered by insurance today possibly and probably one-third, 50 million will lose their current employer coverage within the next two years. that's going to be momentus. it's an earthquake. >> be careful because i don't know, and i don't know the study and i don't know people losing employer coverage, losing their j
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criticized by rand paul as not conservative enough for allowing the medicare expansion in the garden state. christie laid into republicans in washington for the government shutdown. >> you can refuse to run a state based exchange because you know the prosis a train wreck, as i have done in new jersey, but not then subscribe to the notion that your job then in running the government is to close it. your job is to run it. >> polls show republican governors are far more popular than their gop colleagues in washington. by contrast, christie's approval rating is in the 60%. rick scott is at the low end for republican governors, but far more popular than those in congress. michigan and iowa are the own latwo to establish partnerships with the feds. states should be allowed to design their own programs. >> we think this is the approach that's really going to improve health for all of our citizens rather than this one size fits all government approach which obviously is not working and is too complex and unaffordable, and consequently, i think it's going to collapse. >> rick perry, one of the firs
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care remains a preparty test, it's hard to see most of america embracing medicare expansion. this is why the brent to the heart, to dallas texas, to make a pitch for rick merry's state to sign on for expansion. >> i think that all of you understand that no state that actually needs this more than texas. here in just the dallas area, 133,000 people who don't currently have health insurance would immediately get health insurance, without even having to go through the website if the state of texas decided to do it. >> but this is the tea party era. this is texas. so not surprising outside that event there were protesters tweaking president obama. democrats in general are fighting a long war here. it seems that for the foreseeable future, being poor in red state america and poor in blue state america will mean very different levels of service all because of our polarized politics. we will talk about all of this with a policy reporter for politico.com. a political correspondent for national journal, nbc correspondent. steve kornacki, last minute. jeremy peters, politics reporter
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with the division for medicare and medicaid services, although individuals businesses may access quality health insurance coverage in many cases with federal subsidies, some are finding such coverage would be more expensive than their current coverage and may be dissuadessed from immediately transitioning to such coverage. >> what? david read through the writing and came to the conclusion, not happening. his health plan canceled and the new plan he is being offered is twice as much. that's a double shock for you. >> i used to pay 2500s to five months coverage. now that may cover two, so just a little bit of a surprise. >> when did you get that surprise? when did they inform you it was going to be some bad news? >> they informed me september 1st, blue cross here in california, that my policy would no longer be valid, and thankfully in the last couple of weeks, blue cross has given me a three-month extension, which i think is more than the president put down in writing. >> the president remarked yesterday about getting a one-year extension and going slow on this. are you part of that? could you b
and reliable, with fewer emissions-- it matters. medicare open enrollment. of year again. time to compare plans and costs. you don't have to make changes. but it never hurts to see if you can find better coverage, save money, or both. and check out the preventive benefits you get after the health care law. open enrollment ends december 7th. so now's the time. visit medicare.gov or call 1-800-medicare i'm here to say a few words about the power of baking stuff with nestle toll house morsels. you can heal a broken heart with a bundt cake. make a monday mornin' feel like a friday afternoon with some nestle toll house morsels. let's close our laptops and open our ovens. these things don't bake themselves. we have to bake them for one another. we can bake the world a better place one toll house cookie at a time. nestle. good food, good life. >>> the virginia state senator who was stabbed in the face and chest may have been attacked by his own son. virginia state police suspect that his 24-year-old son gus may have attacked his dad before he shot and killed himself in the family home yesterday.
plus, going to medicare. and the constitiency for obama care looks to be in question. and highly questionable is the model they created, that is to take high premiums from the young who need little health care to apply to the extraordinary burdens of the eldareally's health care. this is truly a program that is in far deeper trouble and more profound trouble than simply a website that is broken >> no one wants to find anyone go through the safety net. but where are we getting the extra federal dollars when we are in trouble with belt tightening in >> we are seeing higher taxes. we have seen an increase for so- called high earners and additional fees and taxes on medical devices for crying out loud. and reinstitution of the payroll tax. there are talks right now on capitol hill between the white house and leadership in both parties about these new fees and of course, there is always the time honored deficit to fall back upon. and this administration like so many before it shoes no aversion to going deeper in debt. nlou dobbs, it will be interesting, thank you so much. >> we mentio
? and the other part is, i wish that c-span would ask people whether or not they have medicaid, medicare, whether or not -- or if they don't have insurance at all. everybody gets sick or everybody has an accident one way or the other. who pays that? one last comment, when i went to the hospital -- i am sorry, you are breaking up, i have got to let you go. but we are doing here on the "washington journal" a partnership with kaiser health news taking a look at the affordable care act, and we have divided our lines just that way, over the time of our partnership, whether you are insured or not insured to talk about the affordable care act. rufus and adrian, michigan, independent caller. caller: hi, how are you? host: good morning. caller: thank you for the opportunity to speak about the affordable care act and president clinton's comments. i agree with president clinton regarding changes that need to be made to the affordable health care. the reason i agree with him is aat what has happened is that legislation was passed, which is the aca, and was made uniform when wehe united states have each indiv
the congressional budget office to reduce its projections of future medicare and medicaid spending significantly, representing about a 10% reduction in projected spending on the government's biggest health care programs. and an analysis of the affordable care act indicates that around 1.5% of people buying health insurance under the affordable care act will actually pay more than they were paying for health insurance before the affordable care act. joining me now is msnbc's crystal ball and jonathan gruber, mit professor of economics who helped write the massachusetts health care law. professor gruber, this number, the 1.5% is what we've been wondering about since we first started hearing the stories about policy cancellations and people having to get new insurance and what we wanted to know is how many of these people will actually end up paying more? some estimates said maybe 5% but it turns out to be something very low. >> well, the main point, lawrence, is that most americans are simply not affected. most americans get their health insurance from their employer, the government are not affect
you'll be able to visit any doctor or hospital that accepts medicare patients. plus, there are no networks, and virtually no referrals needed. see why millions of people have already enrolled in the only medicare supplement insurance plans endorsed by aarp. don't wait. call now. spraef right now on "andrea mitchell reports," state of play, my exclusive with secretary of state on afghanistan. secretary kerry denies the u.s. troop is open ended. >> years and years. >> let me put this very clearly. >> please. >> we are not talking about years and years. that is not what is contemplated. >> certainly what the afghans say. they confirmed a letter from the president. >> that is not what is contemplated years and years. it is way shorter than years and years. >> north korea, back channel talks to try and free an 85-year-old california man, korean war vet, grandfather detained while touring pyongyang. >> they should release him. >> among other men. they have other people, too. these are all very, very disturbing choices by the north koreans of. >> are the chinese helpful? >>
.com. medicare open enrollment. of year again. time to compare plans and costs. you don't have to make changes. but it never hurts to see if you can find better coverage, save money, or both. and check out the preventive benefits you get after the health care law. open enrollment ends december 7th. so now's the time. visit medicare.gov or call 1-800-medicare >>> no, it's not ann coulter's bedroom. the first lady and president got in spirit and arguably scarier with comments made in 2012 but ted cruz' father raphael cruz about the president. watch this. >> we need to send barack obama back to chicago and like to send him back to kenya -- >> what does he mean by that? we need to send barack obama back to kenya? >> three quick points, one it's clearly a joke. i give speeches and the kenya references kill. >> send him back to kenya, what does that mean? >> nothing. it's a reference to kenya and people laugh because it's -- >>est not making -- >> he's not making a joke because he thinks -- >> it's clearly a joke. >> it's clearly not a joke. >> i think it's a joke. we'll dispute that and move on. yo
, it won't matter six months from now. does it help americans? if like medicare part "d," medicare, social security, americans find on balance their helped by obama care, they will like it and republicans will immediately stop calling it obama care. >> a lot of people will, hopefully, fix their glitches. the more people that sign up, many of those people will be republicans. they will be part of, you know, the country that needs the help. it's going to be very difficult if people who couldn't get coverage are getting it and people with pre-existing conditions are getting it. it's going to be hard to take it away. >> this is troubling, steve. president obama was already having a bad year. it was a rough second term. you know about that. he was having a rough second term. this is one of the things that always makes you angry, you and all of us at the table angry, self-inflicted wounds. when we do something stupid, which i do every morning, i know. self-inflicted. i get paid for it. >> i don't agree with this one but go on. >> it was a self-inflicted wound. they knew it was coming and weren't
and shoes. on the table by not choosing the right medicare d plan. no one could have left this much money here. whoo-hoo-hoo! yet many seniors who compare medicare d plans realize they can save hundreds of dollars. cvs/pharmacy wants to help you save on medicare expenses. talk to your cvs pharmacist, call, or go to cvs.com/compare to get your free, personalized plan comparison today. call, go online, or visit your local store today. that's mine. ♪ that's mine. ♪ that's mine. ♪ come on, kyle. ♪ [ horn honks ] that's mine...kyle. [ male announcer ] revenge is best served with 272 horses. now get the best offers of the season. current lessees with an expiring lease get this 2014 ats for around $299 a month. ♪ yep. got all the cozies. [ grandma ] with new fedex one rate, i could fill a box and ship it for one flat rate. so i knit until it was full. you'd be crazy not to. is that nana? [ male announcer ] fedex one rate. simple, flat rate shipping with the reliability of fedex. [ babies crying ] surprise -- your house was built on an ancient burial ground. [ ghosts moaning ] surprise
insurance plans, including medicare. find your co-pay cost at myflexpen.com. ask your health care provider about novolog® flexpen today. >>> yesterday president obama played humble and contrite in a desperate attempt to win back the trust of the american people. >> the website has prevented too many americans from completing the enrollment process. it's legitimate to expect me to have to win back some credibility. that's on me. that's on us. it's not on them, it's on us. that one's deserved, right, it's on us. >> just a couple hours later, the real president eamericaned again with a warning for those who dare not support obama care. >> we are not going to gut this law, we will fix what needs to be fixed, but we're going to make the affordable care act work and those who say they're opposed to it and can't offer a solution, we'll push back. >> he's already pushing back after 261 lawmakers in the house, including 39 democrats, voted today on a measure to let insurance companies sell health coverage to anyone regardless of whether the plans meet the president's own standards. the white house
, the affordable care a is right up there with social serity, medicare, affordable care for allmericans as a right, not a privilege the rollout of the website, that's terrible. but the fac is that will b fixed. and that is the instrumt of enrollment, as you know. whathe republicans did on friday was not a fix. nd if i just y, the ladoes not demand that all of these cancellations go out. the lawsays if you had your plan fore the ectment of the law, y can keep it, and at's what the predent said. so there is a distinction between those who had it before and what this law does is say other people can be enrolled in thesead initiatives which -- >> i don'want to get too far in the weedson it,ut i want to stick to point of democratic frustration. you kw from calling to your colleagues about ts, they've got to worried abo reelection next year. are you and others going to campaign on obama care in swing districts around the country, and i so, what will th message be? >> the fact is i'll get back to the affordable ce act, and the afordable was named that br becauseit makes it affordable. the experien in sa
. that's the real walmart. on the table by not choosing the right medicare d plan. no one could have left this much money here. whoo-hoo-hoo! yet many seniors who compare medicare d plans realize they can save hundreds of dollars. cvs/pharmacy wants to help you save on medicare expenses. talk to your cvs pharmacist, call, or go to cvs.com/compare to get your free, personalized plan comparison today. call, go online, or visit your local store today. ♪ ♪ if i was a flower growing wild and free ♪ ♪ all i'd want is you to be my sweet honeybee ♪ ♪ and if was a tree growing tall and green ♪ ♪ all i'd want is you to shade me and be my leaves ♪ grown in america. picked & packed at the peak of ripeness. the same essential nutrients as fresh. del monte. bursting with life™. >>> chaos and confusion are creating new sorrows in the philippines. typhoon survivors are desperate for water and food. eight people were crushed to death as thousands of survivors broke into a rice warehouse. they died when one of the walls of the damaged structure collapsed on to them. in tacloban, looting
reporting. we'll be right back. on the table by not choosing the right medicare d plan. no one could have left this much money here. whoo-hoo-hoo! yet many seniors who compare medicare d plans realize they can save hundreds of dollars. cvs/pharmacy wants to help you save on medicare expenses. talk to your cvs pharmacist, call, or go to cvs.com/compare to get your free, personalized plan comparison today. call, go online, or visit your local store today. >>> a christie/clinton matchup in 2016. if that happens, our new nbc news poll shows that hillary clinton beats chris christie with a ten-point lead. what may be more interesting is what's going on behind those numbers. >>> and then creepy uncle sam is back and in person persuading the young invincibles opting out of obama care, one beer and free slice of pizza at a time. joining me is sabrina siddiqui, lee fang. sabrina, we break down the numbers of this poll an show clinton leading christie among african-americans, also the 18 to 29 group, latinos. christie did well with latinos. >> it's still very early and it's not too bad for chris ch
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